Last Wednesday the country celebrated Tu B'shvat, the new year of the trees. The very next morning my daughter-in-law and son were in the nearest hospital delivering a new baby girl to the world. They called from the delivery room to tell us about this little (actually not so little - over 4 kilo - 9 pounds!) miracle which God sent.
Friday I went to visit the newbornYe'elah, barely a day old, in Sroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.
Gali now 3 years old and big brother Eytam who will be 5 in a few weeks. Ye'elah, who had not yet been named slept peacefully through the visit.
She was born the day after Tu B'Shvat, the new year of the trees, a time when the almond trees begin to bud. In Israel it has turned into a celebration of nature.
Now I have to add a picture to my banner. I will wait till I can get a shot of her with her eyes open